Saturday, January 19, 2008

I got lucky

I realized after starting to quilt this afternoon that this beautiful backing was going to SHOW every flaw and that maybe I should have saved it for something safe like a pantograph. I decided I wasn't going to post photos of the back if it looked bad.

Not only does it look halfway decent but the tension was excellent and even though I used a variegated thread...no top thread dots on the back. You can enlarge both photos to see the quilting up close. Vicki, maybe I should quilt more often without any sleep!



18 comments:

Becky said...

Looks great! I love those Wonky feathers.

Vicki W said...

I think it looks awesome!

Tanya said...

Wow! It certainly gets an A+ from me! Beautiful, beautiful feathers!

Beth said...

Your wonky feathers look GREAT! I think you should send a picture to Dawn..she would LOVE it! I am still slogging away on my peacock feathers...just too busy with other stuff to get it all done. This next week will be quieter around her..so I will DIVE IN!

anne said...

Wow I love the wonky feathers and the colour backing is beautiful. Thanks for sharing your awesome Dragonfly quilt, you make my day with your inspiring blog and how you love to share your designs. Have a great time away. Happy Stitching

Anonymous said...

You are one amazing woman.......Thanks for sharing your creativity with all of us. Your wonky feathers look great, your mom's dragonfly quilt is cool and your heart quilt is looking good! I am in awe of how much you have accomplished so far this year!

Jacki B said...

Good grief, I don't know how these comment blocks work......that was me that just signed in as anonymous!!!

Yvonne said...

It looks wonderful Mary....I love those wonky feathers.

Deb said...

Looks fabulous...you're right, perfect tension! What did you use in the bobbin??

SandyQuilts said...

Looks great.

Laurie said...

another super quilt and quilting! Now get some SLEEP wouldya! ;)
hugs
laurie

atet said...

Wow -- it looks fantastic! And on now sleep? Now, I hope by the time you get this comment you have slept at least a little!

Pam said...

Your wonky feathers are working out better and better. I love the purple. How did you ever manage to stay awake and productive for so long?

Annemiek said...

You ROCK!

Siddis-in-houston said...

Nice quilts! I have given up the machine quilting myself, but you do a nice job!

Irene said...

WOW - that has such a wonderful flow to it and your feathers are perfect! Also love the dragonfly quilt - It's what I call a 'happy quilt' - some quilts just make you feel happy when you look at them and that is one of them!

kate said...

great feathers!

Elaine Adair said...

Hah! You were doubting yourself - a silly feminine characteristic most of us seem to have programmed into us. Well, STOP it. This turned out just fine - perfect wonderful.

Once again, thanks for visual inspirations!